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Dave starts off the Hard Questions series with this sermon on an overview to the Christian response to evil(s) and suffering.

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When we use the word we might think that everyone means the same thing. However truth is becoming an increasingly changeable concept. As Christians we believe that Jesus is the origin point for all Truth, but what happens if we have a different concept of truth? When people as us about our faith we need to recognise that peoples concept of truth is often that its a liquid or impersonal aspect, we need to recognise as we pray, love and talk with those around us who are not Christians.

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We were privileged to host the Australian wedding of Tony and Christine Nelson officiated by Dave.

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In our desire to seek equality our world has told us that equal value means “sameness”. This is an easy conclusion to reach if we view that it is what we do that gives us our significance and worth. Christianity teaches us that our value comes from whose we are not what we do. Romans 12 & 1 Corinthians gives a picture of living out this truth, enabling us through the Holy Spirit to promote and celebrate the different roles and profile God has for us without falling to the temptation of comparison and condemnation. Treasured by God for who we are not what we do we become “free”, allowing each other to know and walk in our unique shape and gifting. This is crucial if a church is going to be a local body “without division”, moving in what God has for it as a whole. It is absolutely crucial to us as we consider God’s future together as a local church.

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